Rafa revels in 'amazing' win

Spaniard produces semi-final masterclass to defeat Murray

Last updated: 3rd July 2010  

Rafa revels in 'amazing' win

Nadal: fourth Wimbledon final

He deserves to win a grand slam. I'm sure he will do one day.

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal is 1/3 to beat Tomas Berdych in Sunday's final. The Spanish world number one is 15/8 to win in straight sets.
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Rafael Nadal was delighted with the level of his performance during his Wimbledon semi-final success over Andy Murray.

Nadal, the world number one but only the second seed in SW19, played near-flawless tennis for large periods of his 6-4 7-6 (8/6) 6-4 victory.

Fourth seed Murray, bidding to become the first British man to reach the Wimbledon singles final since 1938, wasted a set point in the second set tie-break.

He was also a break up in the third set before Nadal reeled off four games in a row to complete the win.

"It was a very good match for me. To beat Andy you have to play your best tennis," said Nadal.

"It was a big challenge and an amazing victory against one of the toughest opponents in the world. He deserves to win a grand slam. I'm sure he will do one day."

Nadal has now gone 13 matches unbeaten at Wimbledon since Roger Federer got the better of him in the 2007 final.

The Spaniard avenged that defeat to the Swiss in the 2008 final but was unable to defend his title last year due to knee problems.

Berdych awaits

He will take on Czech 12th seed Tomas Berdych on Sunday and is expecting a tough encounter.

Berdych, who will be appearing in his maiden grand slam final, saw off top seed Federer in the last eight and then took out third seed Novak Djokovic in straight-sets in his semi-final.

"I am going to play against a very difficult opponent in the final," added Nadal. "Tomas has been doing very well. He has a big serve and powerful shots."

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